Open Scholarship benefits everyone.
In a global scholarly environment of increasing volume and complexity open scholarship practices can fuel innovation and further global knowledge. Disseminating work through open access channels means that researchers in less resourced institutions, practitioners in the field and the general public can share findings – including academics in Australasian institutions.
Open Scholarship accelerates the pace of discovery and the translation of research into benefits for the public by sharing results with other researchers in a timely manner who can build on it, and with practitioners who can apply the new knowledge.
The taxpayer supports the research, the writing up of results, and the peer review and editing process. Open Scholarship allows these taxpayers to see these findings without having to pay to view.
Open Scholarship enables a wider audience and more citations. There is considerable evidence that reaching more readers by making work openly accessible results in citable articles being cited more. Open Scholarship also allows institutions a wider audience for their outputs.
Text adapted from Griffith University Library under CC BY 4.0.